9 More Must Have WordPress Plugins — Which Plugins Do You Use?

Open source advantage and user-friendly & intutive WordPress interface shoos away all the worries for the beginners. And for advanced users, WordPress is heaven. Superior support system and wonderful WordPress community has a lot to it; specifically the WordPress plugins repository — ever growing collection of WordPress plugins for extending the functionality of your WordPress weblog. You can easily add e-commerce functionality, slideshows & image galleries, social media interactability and a lot more, that too without a single line of code. In fact, being a part of WordPress community, we all are big fans of WordPress plugins — just install them and let the ball rolling. Turn your WordPress into a job portal or use it as a billing or invoicing system, it’s just the matter of searching the appropriate plugin for your website. While we have already enlisted 10 must have WordPress plugins on a brand new blog, here are 9 more plugins to let you do some advanced stuff with WordPress.

  1. Event Espresso

    Turn your WordPress website into an event manager with Event Espresso. Available as various versions — trial, licenced, lite, etc. this plugin offers multiplicity of options for integrating registrations and sign up forms. This plugin makes it easy for you to register attendees for classes, workshops, events, trainings, conferences or concerts, all through the WordPress admin area. You can create signup forms to collect information about your attendees, accept payments as well as create reports.

  2. Contact Form 7

    Simple, intuitive and effective contact form is one of the utmost requirement for commercial as well as non-commercial websites. It opens up the opportunity for interacting with potential clients and customers. This criteria thus makes it all the more important to include Contact Form 7 in your collection. Along with all the fancy bells & whistles, Contact Form 7 allows you to manage multiple contact forms and offers the customization features for flexibly designing the form and the mail contents with simple markup.

  3. Exec-PHP

    How easy it would be if you could easily add the PHP code to the pages, posts and text widgets. While we have earlier shared the code for enabling PHP for text widgets, here is a plugin called Exec-PHP which allows you to do just that — execute PHP code in posts, pages and text widgets. So next time you want to include some specific functionality on a particular page, you don’t actually need to tweak the functions.php. It’s simply the matter of adding the PHP magic directly within the posts or pages.

  4. Disqus Comment System

    Willing to make your commenting system more interactive and powerful? Disqus comments is to your service. This plugin replaces the default WordPress comment system with the comments hosted and powered by Disqus. Some of the features which make Disqus comments rock are — notifications and reply by email, subscribe and RSS options and aggregation of comments and social mentions. In all, it transforms your WordPress website into a large discussion community.

  5. Gravity Forms

    Looking for an excellent option for creating the webforms? Gravity Forms is an answer to it. Not only does it allows you to design forms easily, it also provides you the flexibility of integrating with a variety of third party services such as PayPal, MailChimp, AWeber and the like.

  6. WPTouch

    Are you planning to make your website iPhone compatible but not getting enough time to implement the functionality. Here is an efficient plugin to make your website iPhone compatible. WPtouch automatically transforms your WordPress website into an application-like theme, complete with ajax loading articles and effects when viewed from the most popular mobile web browsing devices like the iPhone, iPod touch and Android mobile devices.

  7. AddThis

    Get more traffic back to your website with AddThis WordPress plugin. AddThis allows you to initiate social media marketing. Multiple social media icons lets your users promote your content by sharing to 330 of the most popular social networking and bookmarking sites (like Facebook, Twitter, Digg, StumbleUpon, MySpace and more).

  8. Open Hook Customization Manager

    WordPress and Thesis is a powerful combo. And OpenHook Customizations Manager make it all the more simple and easy to customize your website. OpenHook takes the process of customizing Thesis and simplifies it. Now you no longer neeed to open up and play around with your custom files, as this plugin offers a blog administration panel for inserting HTML, CSS, JavaScript and even PHP or shortcodes into any of Thesis’ hooks.

  9. Scribe SEO

    Scribe is an SEO software service for WordPress – think of it as a content optimization assistant – that analyzes web pages, blog posts and online press releases at the click of a button. Developed by Copyblogger Media, Scribe instructs web writers of any kind how to tweak their content to get more search engine traffic, all while maintaining quality reader-focused copy.

Which plugins do you use?

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  1. Do you have any recommendations for plugins to make WP more secure? Thank you.


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